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Veneto, Italy

A Journey to the Palladian Villas of the Veneto

Join PRIOR x Cabana on our second trip to Veneto, the northeastern region of Italy, to experience our world and the space, people, and places that embody the richness 0f this region.

JUNE 5 - 9, 2024 | 4 NIGHTS

TRIP DESCRIPTION

Guests will stay at the classic Hotel Villa Cipriani, on the outskirts of one of the loveliest towns in Italy, Asolo, referred to as "the pearl of the province of Treviso".

The original villa was built during the Palladian era and has had several illustrious owners including English poet Robert Browning and the Guinness family, whose own Lord Iveagh commissioned Giuseppe Cipriani, founder of Harry’s Bar in Venice, to transform the residence into a hotel in the 1960s.

This regal area is home to some of the country’s most prominent artists and architects throughout history. Visit the nearby Renaissance villas and buildings created by Andrea Palladio, who is considered to be the most influential Western architect. Visit Gipsoteca di Canova, a museum which showcases the prototypes and studies of the works of sculptor Antonio Canova, one of the greatest Neoclassical artists of all time.

Veneto is also where you’ll also find the buildings of Brutalist architect Carlo Scarpa, who was influenced by both Italian architecture and Japanese design. His unorthodox design can be seen at the Gipsoteca di Canova where he designed a wing as well the Brion Tomb, which serves as the burial ground for the Brion family near Treviso.

Throughout the trip, PRIOR will bring deep local knowledge to the events and experiences. They will feature the best of the region’s dishes, from baccalà mantecato to local zabaione cream, influenced by the proximity of Venice’s lagoon, as well as wines like Prosecco di Asolo and innovative Merlots produced in the area’s verdant hills.

Trip Highlights

Hidden Treasures

Private visits to the immaculately preserved residences of Venetian noble families including Castelletto di Pedeguarda and Villa Brandolini d’Adda, a 500 acre estate just north of Venice.

A Night at the Museum

An after-hours, candle-lit visit to the Gipsoteca di Canova, a museum dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Antonio Canova which houses the original models of marble replicas which can be found in some of the world’s leading museums.

Palladian Architecture

Tour the storied La Rotonda, with the owner Count Valmarana. Afterwards there will be a private, candle-lit dinner at the property. This symmetrical villa by Andrea Palladio, who is deemed the most important architect of the Western civilization, gave inspiration to the design of the White House.

The Craft of Ceramics

Discover the art of ceramic making at traditional workshops as well as the studios of contemporary artists like Paolo Polloniato in the town of Nove. There will be a private shopping trip at studios of the leading ceramic artists in the area.

From Biggoli to Baccalà

Veneto’s food culture is unlike all other Italian regional cuisines, deeply entwined with the lagoon’s ecosystem. Experience a myriad of traditional flavors, historic recipes and modern preparations during the trip, from riverside lunches al fresco to candle-lit dinners in aristocratic residences.

PRICING DETAILS

In order to confirm your reservation, full payment is required at the time of the booking. For more information or to confirm your place on this journey, please contact caravan@priorworld.com

  • Double Occupancy Room (2 people in 1 room): $7,985 per person
  • Single Occupancy Room (1 person in 1 room): $9,875 per person

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodations at Hotel Villa Cipriani
  • All tours and admission costs throughout the itinerary
  • All meals throughout the itinerary
  •  All transportation throughout the itinerary
  • Gratuities

EXCLUSIONS

  • Airfare
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Any visa or travel requirements for entry into Mexico
  • Travel Insurance
  • Other meals and alcoholic beverages not stated in itinerary

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Terms & Conditions

Please note, for this trip to proceed, a certain minimum number of people must reserve a place. We will provide confirmation once this number has been reached, so you may proceed with booking airfare and other forms of transportation.

If you choose to book airfare in advance of final confirmation, please book refundable fares or obtain travel insurance to protect yourself against additional charges should final dates change or cancelation occurs. (Please note, in the instance of an unforeseen date change or cancelation, your 50% deposit is refundable.)

PRIOR strongly recommends that each member purchase travel and cancelation insurance. In addition, we recommend purchasing a policy that covers loss of luggage, accidents, sickness, and emergency medical evacuation.

Please note, all efforts are made to provide the itinerary as presented, PRIOR reserves the right to make any changes to the final itinerary deemed necessary or due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancelations, political disturbances, natural disasters/phenomena, etc).

Photographs or video recordings of members may be used for educational and promotional purposes by PRIOR or a host group/organization.

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